2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Canada Review – Renew an icon is never easy, especially when the history of this icon is as famous as the Jeep Wrangler. You will spare the details (probably) you already know, but the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 2018, in all its leather seats with heating and Apple CarPlay glory, is the modern descendant of the Jeeps of the second world war that helped make back to totalitarianism in Europe in Asia.
2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Canada Review
Basically, the new Wrangler 2018 has some rather large shoes to fill. And a lot of boxes to check, also. The codename JL, the new Wrangler replaces the Wrangler JK series, who is well-liked, a decade ago. The associate editor Scott Evans did an excellent job investigating all changes, large and small, for 2018 Wrangler in his First Look and First Drive, so I will do a few things. Basically, Wrangler is new from their axes and frame to its three new roof options (still removable). Jeep for the new Wrangler 2018 aims to balance the demands of grief of those who buy Wranglers for venturing out of the way and those who buy them to drive through the city because they are great. Of the three versions of the new Wrangler for sale (Sport, Sahara and Rubicon), any sums up this duality better than the Sahara, luxury and street-oriented.
With the Wrangler, expected that Rubicon capture the jeep and Wrangler Sport as input Jack-of-all-trades in alignment, Wrangler Sahara is mainly aimed at buyers who prefer the streets to the polished rock. That reflects its standard features and options list. Four standard doors (all other variants of Wrangler are also available with two doors), rims oriented Street, chrome accents and flares fender body color that can scratch all-terrain. Wrangler Sahara options list is long, but notable is a full-time four-wheel-drive system Selec-Trac, exclusive of Sahara, which is ideal for those who only use the drive system on all four wheels of your Jeep in conditions weather adverse.
Apart from optional Selec-Trac transfer case, Wrangler Sahara 2018 shares the rest of its Powertrain with fellow Sport and Rubicon. Under the hood there is an adjusted version of the 3.6 V-6 liters of the JK Wrangler, Sahara, that generates 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A new I-4 turbocharged engine of 2.0 liter with 268 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque is optional, and is expected to a turbo-diesel V-6 3.0 liter is incorporated to the lineup next year.
In track, age 10 (and about 200 pounds (90 kg)) which separate the new Wrangler of the old model JK are evident. Step on the accelerator and the Wrangler Sahara 2018 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and runs the quarter mile in 15.3 seconds at 89.9 mph (145 km / h). That is a drastic improvement over the last Jeep JK that we tested, a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 2016 equipped with a soft hood and a five-speed auto. It needed 8.2 seconds to reach 60 mph and 16.3 seconds to overcome the quarter to 82.5 mph (133 km / h). The new Jeep stops and rotates much better than the previous one, also. The best performance from 60-0 mph was 128 feet, and exceeded our track record of eight in a respectable 28.3 seconds at an average of 0.58 g. In our joint tests, we obtained an average of 19.7 mpg (11.4 L / 100 km).
The performance improvements observed in the track are even more evident in the real world. I spent the week before testing the 2018 Wrangler driving in the Wrangler Polar Edition 2015 equipped with two doors of my mother, and the difference between JK and JL Wrangler is like the difference between a cheeseburger and a rib steak, both are still good , but you prefer to have the rib eye, isn’t it?
While the old Wrangler was delightfully slow and rough at the edges, the new Jeep leads as a modern van. Still feels like a Jeep, Yes, but travel is buttoned and forgiving, front is not moved by potholes, and the direction of Wrangler, although it is still a slow relationship for the off-road, is well weighted and precise on the road.
The new Wrangler eight-speed automatic also significantly improves the 3.6 V-6 liters of the Jeep. The new eight-speed shift is quick and discreet, and is pleased to hold a lower gear up and down to help keep the speed. Finally, freed from the anchor of the ship’s five-speed, the V-6 feels fast and athletic, with a lot of power to step. Tell me you will want that optional engine of 2.0 liters if handled, but if you never bother, I believe that most will be satisfied with the V-6.
The new transmission also has the added benefit of helping to make the Wrangler cabin quieter than before to keep the engines at a lower speed. The cabin of our loaded Tester, equipped with a hard top roof and a roof top optional hard, leather and heated seats, is a much better place to pass the time than previous Wrangler. He would not go so far as to say that the Wrangler Sahara cabin is luxurious, but feel premium, high quality soft leather, soft plastics to the touch, comfortable seating and a modern system of information and entertainment.
It could be said that the biggest challenge with the new 2018 Wrangler jeep was sure that it had not mellow in off-road performance. I am pleased to report that it has not done so. I spent one rare rainy morning in Southern California exploring recreation area out of the way of the hungry Valley of the State. I began to familiarize myself with the new Wrangler in a particularly easy course which, however, required four a couple of SUV low Japanese when I was there recently for an upcoming story. As it climbed the steep ascent on two wheels, Jeep started to slip a little, so I switched to mode 4A of the Wrangler Sahara, and continued going up without missing a beat. Trusting that he was familiar with the new dimensions of Wrangler, I headed to more challenging trails.
Call it the typical millennial anxiety, but I always refuse to go anywhere off the road without the possible more capable hardware. When I’m alone, rarely I’ll explore places off the road which I do not think that you can get, but despite that, I still want to aggressive tires, proof of punctures, little autonomy and obstacles at front and rear. Despite the tires Wrangler Sahara road and the lack of lock issues-oriented, the Jeep never made me anxious; Everything I threw him easily addressed. In the most difficult obstacle he faced me, a rise of hills steep and heavily ridged with Earth and loose mud that often I put on three wheels, Jeep was fighting a little grip in 4 H, so I changed to 4 L. In that mode, turns off traction control and electronic brake locks come into action; I could feel how it grabbed gauges when the Jeep ran the power to the wheels with the most traction, and without any further delay, moved upwards.
Almost the only place where the new Wrangler 2018 cannot match the old is the price. Jeep JK Wranglers as flying off the lots, raised prices across the Board with its new Wrangler JL. Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 2018 prices start at $38,540 USD for a version equipped with a manual six-speed, soft top roof. Our nearly loaded Tester stuck to $50,220 USD, although it is worth noting that if you specify an identical Configurator Jeep Wrangler Sahara, the cost has risen, to $51,115 USD, due to some changes in options packages. A Wrangler JK Unlimited Sahara 2018 equipped similarly will cost you $45,640 USD, a difference of $ 5,475. That is a significant increase in prices, but given the beauty of Wrangler’s new units and new interior quality, it is worth the premium.
After all, this Jeep is the first Wrangler which is really so good to drive on the road as it is off. Jeep Wrangler 2018 has some rather large shoes to fill and some competitive objectives that meet, but Jeep has succeeded. Welcome to the 21st century, Wrangler.